What Wordle can teach podcasters about generosity
There are many imitators in the app store, but Josh Wardle's little web app Wordle is the one that catching on fire right now. Josh, hasn't made a penny from the game and doesn't intend to, so what can we as podcasters achieve when we do the internet a favour?
Make a clip show to introduce new listeners
We often treat podcast clip shows like their TV sitcom counterparts. But this is audio, so instead of a hasty montage, what if your next clip show was your Definitive Collection? Here’s how your podcast’s best-of album can turn brand new listeners into ardent fans.
Make a PACT to chart your podcast growth
Business OGs teach SMART goals, which are fine for a sprint. Podcasting isn’t a footrace – it’s more like running to keep fit. It’s time to rethink our goals and shape them for the long run.
Who gave you permission to make a podcast?
Imposter syndrome and a need for perfection stop many of us from telling our stories in public. Now’s a perfect time to show your inner critic the door.
Why “how do I grow my podcast” is the wrong question
The #1 question every new podcaster asks is “how can I grow my podcast?”. The answers are great – it’s the question that’s wrong.
The best podcasting tips of 2021
As we wind down for the year, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the best advice podcasters and other creatives have given us in 2021.
Interview guests remotely without being on the same call
Running a regular interview podcast is hard. Finding guests is tricky enough without having to wrestle with calendars. Use this method to interview guests on their schedule, when they're most comfortable.
Get better audio quality from your Zoom podcast recordings
Remote recording tools like SquadCast and Riverside are great. But if you can't afford another subscription, you might be surprised at what you can do with Zoom.
How to sound like a million bucks without spending a cent
Are you unhappy with the sound you're getting from your mic? Unless you're recording in a sound proof booth, the mic is probably not the issue. Here's how you can create a professional sound without spending a penny.
Should you allow swearing in your podcast?
When naughty words wind up in our podcast audio, what should we do with them? Leave them in or bleep them? Where do we draw the line on swearing, and won't somebody think of the children!?
How to get guests for your podcast
Guests add variety and let you find new perspectives to explore. You may have a wish list of guests you'd love to have on your show, so how can you bag the best ones?
How to podcast when you're just not feeling it
However important your podcast is to you, there are times when recording the next episode isn't on the cards. Here are some things you can try when life gets in the way, but you still want to show up.